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Jul. 24th, 2014

Pegasus 2

melodysparks

A Regency SGA Tale by GraceandFire [NC-17]

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan Jeannie McKay
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash Alternate Universe Romance Regency Harlequin
Warnings: Adult Themes Slash
Author on LJ: graceandfire
Author's Website: I know not what I DO!!! (Except on rare occasions) also Graceandfire on AO3 and Graceandfire on Wraithbait

Link: A Regency SGA Tale on AO3 and A Regency SGA Tale on Wraithbait

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary Says: John Sheppard is determined to bring to ruin the villainous McKay family. But young (ok, youngish) Rodney interferes with his plans.

John wants to destroy the McKay family but before he proceeds with his plans he pays them a visit to see if any of the McKays are worth saving. He Meets Rodney whom he thinks is too timid, too unworldly, too innocent and then realises that this nervous, fearful young man before him needs his protection from an abusive father and brother. John decides to appoint Rodney as his secretary until Rodney is confident enough to stand on his own two feet but everything doesn’t go to plan.

This is a novel length Regency tale with romance and it is surprising how easily I could picture Rodney as the younger shy, nervous man in need of a knight in shining armour to come along and rescue him.

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Jul. 23rd, 2014

Pegasus 2

melodysparks

The Perfect Cappuccino by Rachael Sabotini/wickedwords (NC17)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard
Categories: Slash Alternate Universe Character Study, First Time, PWP - Plot, What Plot?, RomanceSlash, Explicit, Adult Themes Harlequin
Warnings: Slash, Explicit, Adult Themes
Author on LJ: wickedwords
Author's Website: Wicked Words treading water and running behind. also
Rachael Sabotini’s House o’ Fanfic and Rachael Sabotini on Wraithbait

Link: The Perfect Cappuccino on Rachaels site or The Perfect Cappuccino on Wraithbait

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says: It is the duty of every coffee drinker to fall in love with their barista at least once.

Well I am sure that if every barista was as hot and downright gorgeous as John Sheppard and the coffee as divine as any that would pass Rodney’s very high standards for good coffee then I can see why. (I wish my baristas looked like John)

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Legend 2

melodysparks

Einstein by tigs (PG-13)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard Aiden Ford
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: Gen Established Relationship Alternate Universe
Warnings: Dissing the hair
Author on LJ: tigs
Author's Website: Fiction by Tigs Tigs on AO3 Tigs on Wraithbait
Link: Einstein on Author's site Einstein on LJ Einstein on AO3 Einstein on Wraithbait


Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says:
"On me, at least, it would be appropriate," Rodney said. "Crazy physics teacher, here. I *should* have hair that sticks out at all odd angles."

This is just a small little High School Teacher AU that takes place during a break.

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Jul. 16th, 2014

Legend 2

melodysparks

Five Ways Marshall Sumner Died by daughtershade (PG-13)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Marshall Sumner, John Sheppard, Sgt Bates, Elizabeth Weir
Pairings: None
Categories: GEN
Warnings: Character deaths, Character Study Alternate Universe
Author on LJ: daughtershade
Author's Website: Wasting time the old fashioned way
Author's Website: daughtershade on AO3
Author's Website: daughtershade in Wraithbait
Link: Five Ways Marshall Sumner Died on LJ
Link: Five Ways Marshall Sumner Died On AO3
Link: Five Ways Marshall Sumner Died On Wraithbait

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says: Five ways to live a life...
Its not often you come across a fic from Marshall Sumners point of view and in canon not a lot about him was explored because of the circumstances of his death.

This fic give five different ways he died, five different universes and an excellent character study.

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Jul. 12th, 2014


annieb1955

All My Tomorrows by badwolf36

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay slash
Characters: Rodney McKay
Categories: slash, mention of canon het
Warnings: NONE
Author's Website: badwolf36 on LJ
Link: All My Tomorrows

Why This Must Be Read:This is one of the few stories that talks of canon McKeller that doesn't make me wince and want to run screaming from the room. It's short, it's very sweet and it's how I imagined Rodney felt.

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Jul. 1st, 2014

humor

sg_fignewton

July reccers

Many thanks to annieb1955, falcon_horus, hilde, melodysparks, morena_evensong, patk, and rogersmeed for all their June recs!

Our reccers for July are:

annieb1955: John/Rodney

hilde: Teyla Emmagen

melodysparks: AU

patk: Team

I'll be around as well, making my usual random recs.

Reccers, the rest of you have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to at least two recs over the month of June, although of course we'll be happy with more.

Jun. 30th, 2014

SGA - GirlfriendKate

falcon_horus

Sailing by Strangepromises [G]

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: Kate Heightmeyer
Characters: Kate Heightmeyer, Teyla Emmagan
Categories: GEN
Warnings: NONE
Author's Website: Strangepromises @ AO3
Link: Sailing

Why This Must Be Read: On screen we didn't get to see nearly enough off-work friendship moments between the female characters, and thus I am glad that there are authors out there who take the time to investigate in writing such moments between the characters that I love - that we love. Sailing is such a moment between Kate and Teyla, whom, when we see them on screen, are always in a professional situation. In this story it's just two people finding common ground and allowing for a more informal sort of interaction.

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SGA - GirlfriendKate

falcon_horus

Counseling the Counselor by enigmaticblue [G]

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: Kate Heightmeyer
Characters: Kate Heightmeyer, Elizabeth Weir
Categories: GEN
Warnings: NONE
Author's Website: Enigmaticblue @ AO3
Link: Counseling the Counselor

Why This Must Be Read: A short inside into Kate's life as a counselor to the expedition, but after Carson's death there's no one really to be there for her the way she is there for them. Engimaticblue thus finds a solution to the problem, and we get to see a little friendship between two female characters which we rarely got to see on screen.

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fic rec

sg_fignewton

Stargateficrec still seeking reccers for July

There's still time to volunteer to rec next month! If you're interesting in reccing at least two of your favorite stories here at the comm, please go here and sign up.

annieb1955

Feral Boys And Kittens by brumeier

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Carson Beckett, Ronon Dex, Dave Sheppard, original characters
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash, angst, hurt/comfort, established relationship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: brumeier
Author's Website: Brumeier
Link Feral Boys And Kittens

Summary by the author:
John is 15 when he rescues a feral kitten. 23 years later his best friend and lover needs similar rescuing.

Why This Must Be Read: It's always nice to see the softer side of John Sheppard, especially when the reason for that soft side is a stray cat and Rodney McKay. A heartwarming, lovely little story.


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broken glass Sheppard

patk

„Saving Sheppard“ by Tepring (PG)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, David Sheppard, Richard Woolsey
Pairings: none
Categories: Gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: tepring
Author's Website: unknown/none
Link Saving Sheppard

Summary by the author:
Sometimes it's the little choices that make the big differences. Sheppard's friends and family try to save him, in their own ways, for their own reasons.

Why This Must Be Read:

Because it's by Tepring.
Seriously, she's one of only a few authors who have never failed my taste and I can recommend anything and everything written by her.
As to why I recommend this particular story - precisely because of what the summary says.
John is fatally injured, he hangs between life and death and it's up to his team and his brother to find a way to save him - or to let him go. Everybody has their own way to look at the situation, their own motivation and therefore their own opinion on what should be done. It's a dramatic fight for John's life in which John's team and John's brother are of contrary opinions.
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broken glass Sheppard

patk

„Talkin' bout a revolution“ by Busaikko and Mific (Teen And Up Audiences)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, OCs
Pairings: -none
Categories: Gen
Warnings: none but contains canon-level violence, as well as possibly-disturbing descriptions of dead bodies, and giant spiders.
Author on LJ: busaikko mific
Author's Website:
Busaikko on Wraithbait
Busaikko on AO3
Mific on AO3
Link “Talkin' bout a revolution“ by Busaikko and Mific


Summary by the authors:
On a mission to a shield-protected technological world, Team Sheppard run into serious trouble. But then, Ronon had told Woolsey all along not to send them there.

Why This Must Be Read:

Tightly written story, really neat worldbuilding, captured me right from the start.

I especially like their individual POVs, how they worry about each other while the police tries to use their relationship against them. Some descriptions are brutal to read but I also like the sprinkles of dry/ironic humor when they finally ally themselves with the resistance.
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Jun. 26th, 2014

Legend

melodysparks

Three Times John Sheppard Woke Up in the Infirmary (and one time he didn't) by Bussaikko (NC17)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Unierse
Characters: Vegas!Sheppard, Vegas!McKay, Jack O'Neill, Jeannie Miller, Elizabeth Weir, Steven Caldwell
Pairings: Vegas!Sheppard/Vegas!McKay
Categories: Slash, Alternate Universe - Vegas, romance,
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: busaikko
Author's Website: Bussaikko
Author's Website: Bussaikko on Wraithbait
Author's Website: Bussaikko on AO3

Link: Three Times John Sheppard Woke Up in the Infirmary (and one time he didn't)

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says: Total Canon AU, post-Vegas. Um. One would think the title self-explanatory. No? Okay. . . Four things busaikko would give Detective Sheppard if she could. Because we all know I'm a sucker for the happy endings. No, really.

I was always saddened that at the end of Vegas. How could they leave John to die alone in the desert? We this is one of those stories where he survives. Its four different times when John wakes up over the next few years and what is happening in his life. And just like Bussaikko I'm a sucker for the happy endings!

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janet next

sg_fignewton

Out There, by Ami Ven (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Janet Frasier
Characters: Janet Frasier
Categories: gen, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: ami_ven
Author's Website: Ami Ven at AO3
Link: Out There

Why This Must Be Read: A charming introspective ficlet of Janet, contemplating what's out there and her satisfaction with her place at the SGC. A quick read on the Little Doc that will leave you smiling!


For all the headache and heartache, there was nowhere else she would rather be.

Jun. 25th, 2014

janet next

sg_fignewton

July reccers: volunteer post

This entry will be open to volunteers through Monday, June 30th. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on July 1st.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of July. June reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

You must be a member of stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, remember to join the community.

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[An additional note for SGA fans who are also on AO3: To celebrate 10 years since SGA's debut, some fans have arranged for a 10 Years Later Fest. There will be no direct link with stargateficrec, but any SGA rec for a story on AO3 can be bookmarked there. Even though SGA isn't my personal thing (or AO3, for that matter), any reason to encourage more recs is good, right? :) ]

Remember: first come, first claimed.
Pegasus 2

melodysparks

There's No Such Thing as Daniel Jackson by Eleveninches (NC17)

Show: SG-1/SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Daniel Jackson, Aiden Ford, Cam Mitchell, Teal’c, Jonas Quinn, Samantha Carter, Jacob Carter, Elizabeth Weir, General Hank Landry, Sergeant Walter Harriman,
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories:]Alternate Universe - Canon, Alternate Timeline, Slash, Action/Adventure, Romance,
Warnings: Slash
Author on LJ: eleveninches
Author's Website: and something about a time machine on LJ
Author's Website: that boy ain't right: fanfiction by eleveninches
Author's Website: Eleveninches on AO3
Link: There's No Such Thing as Daniel Jackson on LJ
Link: There's No Such Thing as Daniel Jackson on Authors Site
Link: There's No Such Thing as Daniel Jackson on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says:
Six months after a devastating attack against Earth, Sheppard gets a promotion and a reassignment to Russia, where he encounters evil aliens, Rodney McKay, SG-1, a possible plot against him -- and a series of unexplained visions.

This takes place after the attack on Earth by Anubis. The attack has devastated a lot of the world and the Earth is in a nuclear winter. John is in Afghanistan where his buddies Mitch, Dex and Holland are still alive so he has no black mark against him. He is shipped to Siberia where the SGC is now based, and promoted. There he meets Rodney McKay and is placed in charge of SG13 alongside Aiden Ford and Cameron Mitchell and Rodney. But not everything is right, when he sleeps he dreams of people and places he has either never seen or never met and then he meets the ascended Daniel Jackson

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fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

Remembrance, by Suzannemarie (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Sara O'Neill
Characters: Sara O'Neill, Jack O'Neill
Categories: gen, character study, angst
Warnings: references to Charlie and Jack/Sara
Author on LJ: suzannemarie
Author's Website: Fanwork Listing / Suzannemarie at AO3
Link: Remembrance

Why This Must Be Read: This is a gentle, moving account of Sara and Jack, eight years after their tragedy, spending some quiet time together on what would have been Charlie's birthday to remember their son.

Sara O'Neill is a stellar class act, and this lovely story does her justice.

(Reccer's note: this fic is a companion piece to another story that describes the same day from Jack's perspective, including a mission off-world. You'll probably enjoy Birthday, too.)

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Jun. 24th, 2014

fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

(no subject)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Cassandra Frasier
Characters: Cassie, Janet Frasier, Jack O'Neill
Categories: gen, friendship, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: G is for Growing Up

Why This Must Be Read: Here is a genuinely charming Cassie fic of her perspectives of Jack and friendship over the years, from early S1 through post-series. Add in some excellent Janet cameos and a tribute to opera - what's not to enjoy?


There was another set of season tickets, and those ones were a secret. Mom could know, but Cassie was absolutely not to share word of them with the rest of SG-1, not even Sam. Jack had season tickets to the opera. It was an easy secret to keep. The music, by itself would have been dismissed by her new classmates as desperately uncool, and there was nothing Cassie wanted more than to fit in, to be normal, unremarkable, just like everybody else. Well, as unremarkable as someone with hair her color could be, anyway.

Jun. 21st, 2014

mcshep

annieb1955

A Moving Piece Of Sun by aesc (PG 13)

Apologies if this has been recced before. I did a keyword search thru tags and memories and it didn't show up so if it has been recced before it was hopefully long enough ago that no one will mind it being repeated now.

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagen
Categories: Slash, angst, h/c, drama, character study, first time
Warnings:
Author on LJ: aesc
Author's Website: aesc
Link: A Moving Piece Of Sun

Why This Must Be Read: John's guilt and sense of anguish in this is palpable. There's a longing you can almost feel when you read this story as he thinks of all he could have, should have, would have done.

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Jun. 20th, 2014

aithusa

morena_evensong

Balancing Act by Mhalachai (PG-13)

Show: SG-1/Anita Blake
Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Clone Jack, Richard Zeeman, Anita Blake
Categories: Gen
Warnings: Violence, threats of violence
Author on LJ: mhalachaiswords
Author's Website: Mhalachai
Link: Balancing Act

Why This Must Be Read: There are so many reasons why this story should be read, not the least of which is Mhalachai's amazing writing. Mhalachai does a wonderful job setting up what should be a rather awkward crossover, yet makes it seem effortless. The pacing is perfect and, best of all, other than the sudden existence of the supernatural, this isn't really an AU story, not entirely. The author even slips in a reason as to why we don't see any were-creatures in the SGC (done just as seamlessly as everything else in this story).
The main reason this should be read, however, aren't the vampires and werewolves. It's clone Jack. This is possibly the best rendition of the character I've ever read. He's recognizably Jack, but in a restrained way as he tries (and fails) not to bring attention to himself. He's a little bit bitter, a lot sarcastic and can't help but look at his fellow students and think that they're the same age Charlie would've been if he hadn't died. And even further underneath that is the battle-hardened soldier, the one that only hesitates for a moment before going after a friend who's been kidnapped by werewolves. Watching others react to clone Jack as they struggle to figure him out is just as entertaining as Jack's reactions to everything around him.
The only major flaw to this story is that there is, sadly, no follow-up.

Jun. 18th, 2014

Legend 2

melodysparks

The Moor Cat of the McKays By Elayna (NC17)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard Jeannie Miller Kaleb Miller Madison Miller Richard Woolsey Carson Beckett Lucius Levine
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard Jeannie Miller/Kaleb Miller
Categories: Alternate Universe, AU, Romance, Historical, slash
Warnings: Slash
Author on LJ: elayna88
Author's Website: Elayna’s Ramblings
Author's Website: Master Elayna’s Den
Author's Website: Elayna on AO3
Author's Website: Master Elayna on Wraithbait

Link: The Moor Cat of the McKays


Why This Must Be Read: The Summary says: Rodney McKay finds a man without his memories on the moor... but does this stranger need saving, or is he dangerous?

A lovely historical romance story here, Rodney is the Lorn of the Manor and a scientist. One day he is walking on the moors and finds a man unconscious. Of course he takes him home and allows him to stay until his memory returns however not everything goes to plan for Rodney.

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Jun. 16th, 2014

fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

Command Constants, by Jb (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: General Hammond
Characters: General Hammond, Daniel Jackson, team
Categories: gen, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Command Constants

Why This Must Be Read: George Hammond was the best general that Stargate Cammond ever had. In this thoughtful, perceptive episode tag to New Ground, Jb proves it in spades.


Debriefings featured heavily in George's command routine; he had a lot of experience with them and was no slouch in reading between the lines.

Jun. 13th, 2014

aithusa

morena_evensong

Tryst by Roxie (NC-17)

Show: SG1/The Sentinel

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Jim Ellison, Blair Sandburg
Pairings: Endgame: Daniel/Jack, Jim/Blair. Other: Daniel/Jim, Daniel/Jim/Blair, Daniel/Blair
Categories: Slash
Warnings: Explicit sex, multiple partners, angst
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Roxie
Link: Tryst

Why This Must Be Read: This story is beautiful. Despite what the description above makes it sound like, at its core it's about so much more than just sex. In fact, in many ways, that's the very last thing it's about. It's about a lonely Daniel coming back from Russia and suddenly deciding he just can't face the SGC and Jack just yet. It's also about a regretful, equally lonely Jim who's realizing he's waited too long to tell Jim he's in love with him. They're two people who meet at an airport when they're both feeling a little lost and vulnerable and then make a connection they weren't expecting.
Yes, there is a threesome in this story as well as some partner switching, which maybe makes it sound complicated. It's not. The plot flows seamlessly, everything happens in a gradual progression that doesn't feel forced at all and the sex is tastefully written. If you're looking for something just a bit bittersweet, even if (like me) you only have a very basic knowledge of The Sentinel, I highly recommend this story.

Jun. 12th, 2014

SG1 - off world

rogersmeed

Let Your Demons Run by mrspollifax (NC-17)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Sam/Jack
Characters: Sam Carter, Jack O'Neill
Pairings: Sam/Jack
Categories: Het, Smut, Angsty deliciousness, Entity Tag
Warnings: Uh, porn?
Author on LJ: mrspollifax
Author's Website: AO3, Fanfiction.net, Dreamwidth
Link: Let Your Demons Run

Why This Must Be Read: Um, because it's possibly the greatest tag to Entity ever written?! mrspollifax just has an outrageous way with words and the power to make me believe (or anyone, I'm sure) in Sam/Jack in any situation. This fic has them doing something dangerous and just giving in to their desires, to feel alive and then kinda opens the floodgates for something more. It's believable, perfect and just crushingly beautiful. Plus, there's also porn. So, uh, why are you still listening to me? Go read it, now! Go, go, go!

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annieb1955

The Spaces Between by taste_is_sweet (Teen and Up)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: McKay/Sheppard slash
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Zelenka, Svetlana Markov
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash, Alternate Universe, First Time, angst, hurt/comfort
Summary: The first time John had laughed in God, what? A month? Had been when the scientist from the alternate universe insulted someone John couldn't see.
Warnings:
Author on LJ: taste_is_sweet
Author's Website: taste_is_sweet on AO3
Link: The Spaces Between

Why This Must Be Read: A wonderful canon AU with just the right of amount of Rodney-snark and angst and pining.

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